Work with Stellar Professor-Mentors
We have one of the highest percentages of students working with faculty on research. These are professors like innovative cancer researcher Robert Kurt; historian Donald L. Miller, whose students contributed to the HBO series Masters of the Air; and acclaimed novelist Alix Ohlin, who recently helped two students develop their own book-length story collections.
Carrie Rohman, assistant professor of English, is quickly establishing herself as an influential voice in the interdisciplinary field of human-animal studies. “The human-animal relationship is endlessly intriguing, in part because humans are primates, but they are also primates who tend to abstract or distance themselves from what we call nature,” she says. “The ways that […]
Mary Jo Lodge, associate professor of English (theater), has received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to lecture at the University of Roehampton in London and to conduct research on musical theater theory and structure for her book project during the fall semester. On leave the entire academic year, Lodge will spend the spring semester in New […]
What difference does the color of a handkerchief make in one of Shakespeare’s plays? A great deal, as it turns out. In the article “Othello’s Black Handkerchief” in Shakespeare Quarterly, Ian Smith, professor of English, challenges the common assumption that the handkerchief in Othello is white, contending that textual clues in the play indicate that […]
Teaching introductory courses isn’t something Brett Hendrickson tries to avoid. While the material may be basic, it has the potential to help shape the worldviews of his students, many of whom are learning about the world’s religious diversity for the first time. “I really enjoy teaching introductory classes about religion. Introductions open up so many new […]
Connection is at the center of everything Rachel Brummel does. And that makes her a perfect fit as Lafayette’s first professor hired specifically for the interdisciplinary environmental studies program. “In my teaching, I work to connect what students are learning to their lives, other classes, current environmental events, and the broader community. In my research, […]